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Written by Greg Schepers   
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS Orion Pro Gaming Headset
Closer Look: ASUS Orion Pro
ASUS Orion Pro Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS Orion Pro Gaming Headset Review

Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Name: Orion Pro Gaming Headset
Model Number:
ORION-PRO/BLK/ALW+UBW/AS
UPC: 886227266425
Price As Tested: $109.99 (Newegg | Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ASUS.

In the words of ASUS, the ASUS Orion Pro Gaming headset was designed to deliver the "finest audio immersion and positioning needed in any game and at any location." In order to get the quality of audio that the ASUS Orion Pro gaming headset was designed to deliver, you must employ the Spitfire USB audio processor. The Spitfire is a driver-free piece of hardware that enables you to manipulate the audio, producing the desired audible effects for any application. You are able to use the ASUS Orion Pro gaming headset without the Spitfire by simply plugging in the 3.5mm headset/microphone connectors into your PC. At that point, the quality of audio is dependent upon your soundcard, and in most cases, the audio is still very good. Benchmark Reviews will test the ASUS Orion Pro gaming headset and review not only the audio quality, but also the other characteristics of the headset.

In order to determine the level of performance one can expect from the ASUS Orion Pro gaming headset, I will utilize a number of different programs and applications. These applications will include a variety of games, streaming audio and video programs, and interactive applications, such as Skype.

ASUS Orion Pro gaming headset

Features & Specifications

Features:

  • Exclusive ROG Spitfire USB audio processor - driver-free hardware DSP (digital signal processor)
  • 7.1 virtual surround, headphone amplifier, and FPS EQ one-click gaming sound enhancement modes
  • True to life in-game audio detail with big 50mm neodymium magnet drivers
  • Full battlefield focus with effective 30dB noise isolation
  • Full size 100mm over-ear cushions with perfect snug fit for prolonged gaming sessions

Specifications:

  • Driver Diameter : 50 mm
  • Driver Material : Neodymium magnet
  • Headphone Sensitivity : 100 dB
  • Microphone Sensitivity : -30 dB
  • Maximum Input : 50 mW
  • Frequency Response: Headphone : 20 ~ 20000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm ± 3 %
  • Cable Length: 2.5 meter
  • Noise Cancelling Performance: Passive (noise isolation), Maximum > 30 dB
  • Weight: 268g

source: rog.ASUS.com/audio/headsets/orion-pro/



 

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